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[News] Shuttleworth Foundation Produces GNU/Linux Applications, Songbird on GNU/Linux Tested

  • Subject: [News] Shuttleworth Foundation Produces GNU/Linux Applications, Songbird on GNU/Linux Tested
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 06 May 2009 23:44:46 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Shuttleworth Foundation announces open source school admin app

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| The Shuttleworth Foundation has announced the release of SchoolTool 1.0, a 
| web-based open source student information system and calendar server for 
| primary and secondary schools around the world.  


Songbird in Linux

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| If you remember my last media entry, The best Linux media players, you’ll 
| remember I left out one very important entry - Songbird. At the time I really 
| hadn’t given this relatively new entry to the media players a try. But 
| recent “upgrades” to Rhythmbox and Banshee which left either 1) much to be 
| desired or 2) the application unusable made me take a look at Songbird.    



Songbird 1.1 is here

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| Almost a million people have given Songbird 1.0 a warm welcome. We thank you
| for that. We’ve listened to your feedback on Get Satisfaction, our blog and
| Bugzilla.
| We want to keep bringing out the innovation you deserve. Here is your
| Songbird 1.1.


10 Songbird add-ons for a better audio player

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| Slowly but steadily, Mozilla grew into more areas of interest than someone
| could have previously imagined. Firefox, Thunderbird, Instabird for instant
| messaging and... Songbird. The latter is a promising audio application some
| of you might have gotten yourselves accustomed to. The 1.0.0 release launched
| in the first days of December delivers an impressive arsenal ranging from
| themes to add-ons.


iTunes Wishes it Could be Like Songbird

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| Better than iTunes? Yes. Replacement for iTunes? No, because of the
| proprietary nature of iTunes and iPods, Songbird can never fully provide the
| same functions you will get with iTunes while using with Apple products,
| which is why Songbird is yet to have support for iPhone/iPod touch. But for
| Linux users who can’t use iTunes, Songbird is the best option not only as an
| iTunes replacement but arguably the best Linux media player out there.


Review : Songbird - Sleek , Simple and Feature rich cross-platform Music Player

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| I had reviewed Songbird close to two years back , and at that time Songbird
| was impressive but was bug ridden, lacked important features and certain
| degree of polishing which was expected from an application intended to be
| used on Desktops. Songbird 1.0 is an entirely different story altogether,
| Songbird 1.0 is mature, has slick interface and most importantly is stable
| enough to be used by newbiess.


Songbird 1.0 Review - An Awesome Release!

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| Well, Songbird definitely became a major player with this release. With
| plenty of features and a wonderful approach, I can say I warmly recommend
| Songbird as the primary audio player to anyone, and at least a try if you
| haven't used it yet. It's powerful and it practically acts like a music
| centre for an audiophile.


Goodbye Rhythmbox, Welcome Songbird!

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| Although I don't like to admit it, I have always liked the
| iTunes media player. I know it hogs so much RAM, and that
| it loves to crash half way through your most loved song -
| but it is so sexy. I wasn't too keen on the idea of
| installing and running it through Wine, as it would only
| use even more RAM then before. I settled for Ryhthmbox in
| the end, even though it didn't really compare at all to
| iTunes. I finally had enough of its uglyness this evening,
| and went on the search to find a better alternative. After
| a bit of Googling,I had found it!


Songbird 1.0

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| Songbird is a good audio player, no doubt about it.
| I only tested it for about an hour, but it seemed stable to me.
| But I will never use it on my Ubuntu pc’s.
| I’m a Compiz Fusion guy and like my apps to integrate with the DE (Desktop
| Enviroment, aka Gnome).


Music and browsing take flight in Songbird

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| Music and browsing mashup Songbird has kicked the remnants of its shell to
| the curb.


Songbird’s Open-Source Music Player Finally Takes Flight

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| Way back in February of 2006, I wrote about an early version of Songbird, a
| music-playing app that aspired to be an open-source rival to iTunes. I was
| guardedly positive. It took way longer than I would have guessed, but the
| Songbird folks finally unveiled an official version 1.0 of the application
| today. This final release bears surprisingly little resemblance to that first
| version. And while I’m still digging into it, I’m impressed.


Open Source iTunes Competitor Songbird Officially Released

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| Songbird is like an open source version of iTunes that handles just about
| everything that program does, while swapping out the iTunes store interface
| in favor of the world's music blogs.


10 of the Best Songbird Add-ons

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| The first stable version of Songbird has been unleashed. Considered by many
| as the Firefox of media players due to its extensibility, this open source
| iTunes replacement has a bright future ahead.


A media player for the times: Songbird

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| After about two years in the works, Pioneers of the Inevitable have released
| Songbird, a Mozilla-based music player, with which, POTI aims to do for music
| what Mozilla did with Firefox: provide an open source customizable
| multiplatform music player.


Songbird gets ready to fly with 1.0 release candidate

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| The Songbird developers have contributed extensively to bring cross-platform
| support to GStreamer, an open source multimedia framework that is used
| extensively on Linux. GStreamer is now used as the Songbird media backend
| across all platforms, improving the performance and reliability of audio
| playback. In addition to supporting MP3, FLAC, and OGG across all platforms,
| GStreamer also supports WMA on Windows and AAC on Windows and Mac OS X.

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